Thanks to the brilliant innings of all-rounder Irfan Pathan, India Legends defeated Australia Legends on Thursday to make it to the final of the Road Safety World Series. Pathan played the role of a finisher for the troubled India Legends and scored an unbeaten 39, which included four sixes and two fours. In particular, he hit Australia’s legendary Dirk Nance for a six in the 17th over, followed by three more sixes in the 19th over of the match. With just one run needed off the last five balls, Pathan ended the match by hitting Australia’s great fast bowler Brett Lee for a boundary at midwicket.
India Legends captain Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate the players on the victory. He tweeted, “Great effort from Team India. Great job yesterday in tough conditions. Special mention to Naman Ojha and Irfan Pathan for today’s innings. Stay strong!”
This guy never disappoints us when he’s on strike
Well played @irfanpathan_official
— Colors Cineplex (@Colors_Cineplex) September 29, 2022
Irfan pathan still deserves to play in Team India XI
What a player#IndiaLegends into FINALS#irfanpathan#RoadSafetyWorldSeries2022#RoadSafetyWorldSeries@RSWorldSeries@IrfanPathanpic.twitter.com/zAek0RXk07
— Ayodhya karthik (@ayodhyakarthik) September 29, 2022
Super effort by Team India.
Bowlers did a fantastic job in tough conditions yesterday. Special mention to @namanojha35 , @IrfanPathan for their knocks today.
Keep going strong!#RoadSafetyWorldSeriespic.twitter.com/n1HqWbYnHF
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 29, 2022
Batting first, Australia Legends scored 171 for five in 20 overs. Ben Dunk (46 runs) and Alex Doolan (35 runs) played crucial innings, while Shane Watson and Cameron White played 30 each.
In reply, wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha scored an unbeaten 90, and Pathan played an explosive innings of 39 not out.
In the final, India Legends will face the winner of the second semi-final between West Indies Legends and Sri Lanka Legends. The Road Safety World Series Final match will be played on October 1 at the International Stadium in Raipur.
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